This year’s event was held in Nikao and the change in venue proved to be a huge hit among the 23 teams that took part and the huge crowd of supporters that turned out to support the annual Cook Islands Canoeing Association’s major fundraiser event.
In the private sector race finals, the lads and ladies from the Business Trade and Investment Board (BTIB) out-paddled their opponents to take out top honours, followed by the CITC Lickers and Island Car and Bike Hire in third place.
In the plate final, Island Craft were just too strong and took out the category with Island Car and Bike Hire taking second, while the BCI Flying Maroros flew into third place.
BTIB then regrouped to take out the main finals of the event, with the Air Raro High Flyers thrilled to take out second, while Vonnias Vikings rowed their way to third place.
In between races, novelty games proved to be a hit with the landlubbers, with the CIIC Out of Coffee team proving to be the ultimate warriors of the tug-o-war fun competition.
Organisers of the corporate races would like to thank the major sponsor of this year’s event, 21.3 Vaianas, for a standout location.
CICA would also like to thank all the teams for taking part and turning out for a hugely successful day.
Funds raised from the corporate races will go towards supporting the Cook Islands Canoeing Association’s youth development programme and the junior Vaka Iti competition day, scheduled for April 23.